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Unless you have a driver that will allow you control of the fan from
inside the OS it's all handled by the BIOS. That's what the i8kutils
does for inspiron 8xxx laptops, don't know about other manufacturers.
On Wed, 3 Nov 2004 21:37:14 +0100, Pavel Riha <pavel.riha@...> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 02, 2004 at 12:15:44PM -0200, Francisco Figueiredo Jr. wrote:
> > I'm facing a little issue with my laptop and cpu fan.
> > ...
> > Kernel only turns off my cpu fan after the temperature passes the 48C
> > and come back to 42, 43. And turns it on again when it reaches the 51C.
> > When I reach this level, it is ok. Kernel works as expected turning the
> > fan on and off. The problem is before reaching this level, the fan
> > doesn't turn off.
> > I'd like to know if there is something I could do to tell kernel to turn
> > off my fan if temperature is below 42C for example, even after a fresh
> > boot, when temperature starts with 35C.
> hmm ... are you sure, that the kernel even CAN stop the fan?
> I thing that no :(
> I thing it's the bios(?) work or so.
> Pavel Riha
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